HardTech Labs® is the only multi-disciplinary applied science funded accelerator. We are focused on creating opportunity in the San Diego/Baja California region by funding startups through our hardware and biotech centered accelerator. We are creating One Ecosystem from Two Cultures™, blending the best of the research and business focus of San Diego with the manufacturing and engineering focus of Baja. HardTech Labs® focuses on health and wellness, lifestyle and agriculture technologies, investing in biotechnology, life sciences, hardware and software products.

HTL Accelerator is a six-month to one-year program specifically focused on bringing companies to scalability and full scale production as rapidly and efficiently as possible. Our team validates sound, innovative products and concepts in conjunction with researchers from our partner institutions, financing lab work and ensuring viable commercial outcomes. Companies entering the program are funded with the goal of rapidly iterating their functional prototype to a production model to achieve proof of concept and a compressed time to market. We achieve this through top-notch scientific, development and business mentoring, with constant interaction with researchers, production engineers and businesspeople – achieving fast iteration at a lower cost. Companies who succeed at this expedited pace will receive additional investment on graduation to bring their product to full scale production.